Solidarity's Secret: The Women Who Defeated Communism in Poland
by Shana Penn
"This important book explores one of the most pivotal periods in Polish history and deals with a topic nearly everyone else overlooked. Shana Penn's study begins with a simple question I wish I had thought more about myself: once the leadership of Solidarity had been arrested during the 1981 military coup, who kept the movement alive over the following months and years? Th...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 4th 2005 by University of Michigan Press
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I just started reading this and haven't gotten very far. My dad lent me this so I'm partially reading it out of obligation but mostly because I am shamefully ignorant about the Polish Solidarity movement and am eager to learn more. I'm not sure if this is the best starting point however. This book writes about the women who kept Solidarity running during the years of martial law in Poland. My impression is that they did so primarily through the underground press and it is through this women-ran...more